Photo Friday – Beautiful Lago Amatitlan, Guatemala

Lago de Amatitlan gets little credit. The main reason is because Lago de Atitlan, in the western highlands, is the preferred lake hangout spot. However, if you’re spending some time around Guatemala City and have free time, I would jet over to this lake for a super afternoon.


My husband’s friend has a house right on the lake and lent it to us for New Year’s eve. We had the run of the place so we went nuts!

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First we kayaked around the tranquil lake.

Then we lazed out on the dock enjoying the sun going down over the mountains.

But the best part, we chilled out in their outdoor jacuzzi that was naturally heated by the neighboring volcano as we looked out at the lake.

This was one of the best New Year’s of my life!

We’ve been trying to get an invitation back to the house, but it seems my husband’s friend’s grandparents have retired and moved in permanently.

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Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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